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have a deficit. here's a project that gets substantial tax revenue without raising taxes through economic activity, through job creation. further and perhaps most importantly, it will help put our country within striking range of a long-sought goal -- true energy security. for the first time in generations, the united states with its friend and ally canada will have the capacity to produce more energy than we use, reducing or eliminating our reliance on the middle east and other volatile parts of the world. the argument has been advanced that the oil sands will increase carbon emissions and that failing to build the keystone x.l. will somehow reduce emissions. but let's look at that claim. that's the other piece. let's look at the environmental aspects of this project. today, more than 80% of all new recovery in the oil sands is being accomplished in situ, a technology that makes oil sands carbon footprint comparable to conventional drilling. in fact, the oil sands industry has reduced greenhouse gas emissions per barrel of oil produced by an average of 26% since 1990, with some
perceptions of the sales tax or consumption taxes it will be easy to a minister. there is a role for the tax collector, and if you look at any state law you will see the car phone of exemptions, and they are as complex as some of those tax preferences we have in our code. discipline will be required on a consumption tax just as it would for an income-tax. ♪ a little bit. and that is the nature of accounting systems and how they influenced the development of tax policy. if i go all the way back to the history of conversion from a tariff to an income tax, what really makes this possible is the growth of the modern corporation or the modern business because they develop the accounting system, keep track of who has wages and for them to operate efficiently and need to keep track of it. that is the financial accounting that acquires them to keep track of income, and the government that is able to latch on to these accounting systems and really rely upon them to enforce code. in truth it is the large business, large charity, larger organization that is the main instrument for impleme
meningitis. >> baltimore city and county people can get their taxes done free. >> winter weather advisory. was a morning to the north. -- blizzard warning to the north. >> the case of bacterial meningitis at loyola -- at loyola university's night. an undergraduate did was diagnosed today and taken to hospital for treatment -- an undergraduate student was diagnosed a day and taken to hospital for treatment. this dude was listed in serious but stable condition. twitter -- the student was listed in serious but stable condition. twitter, facebook, youtube -- school officials believe it will serve as a vital tool to enhance education, communication and learning. it would prohibit communication between students and staff but the district says there is little doubt about how social media would benefit the classroom. >> we will look at unblocking social media sites to use them for instructional purposes. >> this is only the first reading on the social media policy. if it is approved by the school board, it would go on the books this fall. >> it is time to start thinking about filing taxes again.
's that revenue is absolutely not an option. >> this quest to continually to raise taxes is not going anywhere. we've already done that. >> americans do not support sacrificing real spending cuts for more tax hikes. >> this is the wrong time for sequestration to take place. we should be able to sit down together and resolve this without again asking the american people to have their taxes increased. >> i want to bring in roll call cheryl and washington bureau chief ryan grim. good morning. >> good morning. >> the president says let's replace this with taxes and alternate cuts. republicans say cuts but no taxes. is it clear, ryan, who has the upper hand here? >> it's not entirely clear. republicans certainly feel like they have the upper hand here, much more so than the fiscal cliff. around the fiscal cliff, if nothing happened, taxes went up and democrats had a clear advantage. this time if nothing happens, spending cuts go into effects so republicans sort of think they have an advantage. but what is getting cut? the pentagon is taking the brunt of these cuts. certainly the commander in chief does
believe that they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms. >> a smaller package. because you can't get a deal done in time? so of course, it's not the first time washington has kicked the can down the road. we know that. remember when we first heard about sequester, that bizarre word that is now part of the lexicon? it was august 2011 and the word sequester came out of the failed deal on the debt ceiling. then came the fiscal cliff, that was the next chance to prevent all of the cuts. washington punted, they said hey, three more months, we'll solve it then. nope. now three months is coming so guess what? they will punt again. you know what, thinking about it today, it reminded me a lot about this. ♪ put your little hand in mine ♪ put your little hand in mine ♪ put your little hand in mine ♪ there ain't no hill or mountain we can't climb ♪ >> that of course was "groundhog day." at least they had a good song. we have to listen to the terrible voices of people in washington. "outfront," michael waldman from nyu school of law, and michael medved, co
will take a 2% reduction. the president and democrats prefer an option that raises more money by closing tax loopholes. republicans want to stick with spending cuts saying they've already agreed to tax hikes. 448,000 jobs in dc, maryland and virginia could be affected. concerned about the impact on our economy. >> sequestration will hurt not only the defense side but the nondefense side. my committee funds the fbi. there will probably be furloughs at the fbi and the national cancer institute, nih. defense and nondefense. >> that hurts the broader economy. people are concerned about their jobs and don't know the impact on their bank accounts. that holds them from spending on movies and restaurants and theaters. thinks he has time to buy a little bit more of a deal. let republicans and democrats work it out. but some republicans say they've had enough. they think the spending cuts are the only way to achieve true deficit reduction. back to you. >> all right, melanie. thank you very much. >>> president obama's pick to head the cia. a justice department memo leaked yesterday outlined the justifi
located in canada and skype in their input. i pay the taxes in canada and not in the u.s. >> in silicon valley, that is commonly happening. everywhere else but silicon valley. we want people here so they will pay taxes here and interact and start more companies after they finish projects. >> thank you. >> the gentleman from new york is recognized for five minutes. >> thank you. you have indicated throughout your testimony the need for policy or practical reasons to emphasize as we tackle this immigration issue of highly skilled visas. you have founded a company of 1000 plus employees. you have written a book. you work at one our most distant wish universities. you have -- one of our most distant wish to universities have contributed much to america. we have a history of dealing with refugees with a passion that makes sense for who we are and what we represent in our democratic values. with the history of making sure that we grant visas in recognition of the fact that we need to draw from people all across the world. that is the premise of the diversity. tha that makes a stronger. the ne
, ken molestina, wusa 9. >>> and from stolen jewel rye we go to stolen identity. this is tax season now, but imagine this. you try to file your taxes only to find someone has beaten you to it. this is the nightmarish reality for millions of americans and many of them are your neighbors. >> that's right, derek. i have learned that this is a crime where you can be victimized over and over again. according to the treasury inspector general for tax administration, nearly 1.2 million of these cases were reported to the irs in 2012. and tonight, the two people you're about to hear from say they now live in constant fear. >> my accountant gave me a call on the telephone and told me we couldn't file electronically. >> reporter: the irs granted jonathan again an extension to file his 2011 taxes. he needed the time to grieve the loss of his daughter, alexis. she was full of life, even as a brain tumor took a toll on her little body. >> she was an amazing little girl. never complained once. >> reporter: alexis died just a few weeks shy of her fifth birthday. when jonathan mustered the energy to fi
will be speaker again. >> it includes new gun registration immigration reform and higher taxes for some americans. as the gun control debate heats up one texas school district is making sure it's teachers are armed with knowledge to protect their students. the former swat team member teaches a class called intruderolgy. he says your best bet is to run get out of the building anyway you can. and if that is not possible blockade yourself in a room or apartment. fighting should be your last resort. >> don't get me wrong he has the gun you don't. you have mitigated his ability to come in. the biggest mistake most people make is trying to hide under a table or desk. that just makes you a target with no protection. >> goadvic good advice. >> we are brewing on this. every friday we are going to recap the week's top viral videos to see which ones you like best. >> first up probably haven't forgotten this first time train rider. this was her wish for her third birthday. we love that one. >> next there's a grocery store worker who didn't get enough height to get over this it caused nearbies to fall down. >
, an important warning this income tax season. we're going to show you how easy it is for crooks to e file using your name, social security number, and a fake w- 2. >>> i'm topper shutt. colder air moving in tonight. here are the temperatures if you're headed out. prepare for windchills and pretty cold air. 45 downtown. it's 39 in gaithersburg. 37 in frederick and 41 in leesburg and 45 in manassas. we are tracking a nor'easter. that should perk up your ears for friday and friday night. >>> two years after a jury convicted him of murdering chandra levi, he is due back here for a hearing tomorrow. so why are prosecutors and the judge refusing to tell us what is going on? i'm bruce leshan. the story just the other side of the break. we gotta sell the car. where would we even start? get the car. hi howard. get in. hi, good to see you. start with an actual written offer when selling your car, no strings attached. carmax. start here. >>> secret hearing, disappearing documents. the mystery only deepens tonight in the decade old chandra levy murder case. >> a judge refused today to tell us what the hec
for veterans and a proposed tax increase on beer and alcohol. this is 35 minutes. >> order. questions to the prime minister. alison seabeck. >> thank you, mr. speaker. this morning i had meetings with mine tieral colleagues and others and in addition to my duties in the house i will have other meetings today. >> alison sea beck. >> i'm hear to speak, it right a mother in his constituency should not speak of the bedroom tax and confirm why her minister be able to offer her son, serving in the magesty's armed forces either a home or a bedroom on his return from duty? >> the reforms to housing benefit that we're putting in place, i'll very happily look at the case, as the honorable lady says. but the reforms that are put in place have a very clear principle of the heart. there are many people in private rented accommodation who do not have housing benefits and can't afford extra bedrooms and we have to get control of housing benefits. we're now spending as a country $23 billion pounds on housing benefits and we have to get that budget under control. >> rebecca harris. >> do my honorable
scheduled to begin march 1. it is including tax changes. the president spoke to reporters for just over five minutes. >> good afternoon, everybody. i wanted to say a few words about the looming deadlines and decisions that we face on our budget and on our deficit, and these are decisions that will have real and lasting impacts on the strength and pace of our recovery. economists and business leaders from across the spectrum have said that our economy is poised for progress in 2013. and we've seen signs of this progress over the last several weeks. home prices continue to climb. car sales are at a five-year high. manufacturing has been strong. and we've created more than six million jobs in the last 35 months. but we've also seen the effects that political dysfunction can have on our economic progress. the drawn-out process for resolving the fiscal cliff hurt consumer confidence. the threat of massive automatic cuts have already started to affect business decisions. so we've been reminded that while it's critical for us to cut wasteful spending, we can't just cut our way to prosperity. deep,
flacco. the salary-cap situation would avoid having to use the franchise tax on flacco. they will not repeat mistakes following the first super bowl where they had to mortgage the future to repeat the chance. they want to make it clear -- they are not going that route again. >> we are not going to get caught up in the moment and do things to our salary cap and make decisions in the euphoria of winning that could hurt us in 2014 and 2015, like we did in 2001. every single veteran was restructured so that every single veteran could stay. then we ended up losing some many people next year. you have to make sure the excitement of the day does not cloud what we promised to build, and that was a consistent when -- -- win. >> it was really interesting to watch today. >> and the big thing is the future. that is the idea of, it is great to be super bowl champion. that is the goal. do not get caught up trying to be the repeat champion. the overall philosophy, at every year you try. >> kudos. you did a bang up job this season. >> today. >> it was great to share with you. >> you h
. >> what do you have for us in the next half-hour? >> tax time right around the corner. a couple things you can do this weekend if you want to procrastinate a little bit longer. it will make you feel like you're getting stuff done. it will make the ultimate job easier. >> thank you, jess. >>> for the first time president obama has nominate add woman to fill one of his second term cabinet openings. that story coming up. >> another one of the president's nominees is facing some tough questions or will face tough questions coming up today on capitol hill. >> ahead in sports, the wizards stay in the win column by ruining someone else's winning streak. we'll have highlights when we come back. >>> welcome back. 5:09. we have a chilly morning. lots of 20s out there. it's not going to be nearly as nice as yesterday. some of you may see a sprinkle before the day is over. here's a look at the day planner with temperatures getting into the upper 30s. that's it in some of our northern suburbs to 44 down south. perhaps a peek or two of sun. a cloudy afternoon. look for a high of 41 in d.c. rain moves in
in their paychecks because of this payroll tax. >> that is a real concern, right? so americans are continuing to feel the pain of the economic recovery being very slow. the bottom line is the bureau of economic analysis said the shrinking economy is a cause by a reduction in government spending. so the president is drying to say look we have to get stimulus into the economy. we need to get everyone back to work. that is caused by more spending not less spending. >> the democrats have proposed you cannot spend your way into prosperity. nor you can't tax people into prosperity. what you need to do is let the free markets take control. and basically in washington, d.c., we have bigger government. the president appointed 32 czars. what are those czars doing? >> czars is just a shortening of their actual title which is normally long in the federal government. i think that bureau of economic analysis saying that the cause of the shrink damage is due to the reduction in spending that's something we need to look at. >> we have reduced spending. >> talking about they are happy to hear the president talking ab
years running. visit texas. wide open for business.com and see why our low taxes, sensible regulations and fair legal system are just the thing to get your business moving to texas. >>gretchen: that's smart. that's really, really smart marketing. first of all, a lot of companies have moved to texas. no state income tax, among other things. although the governor of california, jerry brown, tried to blow it off. not that big of a deal. watch this. >> $26,000 and the smallest entry into the media market of california. should i liken it to when you sand in the ocean? no. it's a big nothing. >>steve: when he was walking off apparently, he said this -- quote -- "it's not a serious story, guys. it's not a burp. it's barely a -- and then he used a word we don't use in our house." >>gretchen: come on. that's on my kids' star sheet every day. if you don't fart, you get a star. >>brian: parents have a responsibility on making the diet a -- >>gretchen: no. >>brian: if i was governor brown, i would use that as leverage to get taxes down, to pressure lawmakers to say look what texas is doing. busine
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session which topics included state of the economy, housing benefits for veterans and a proposed tax increase on beer and alcohol. this is 35 minutes. dispersed so they can go to the projects so desperately needed. >> order. questions to the prime minister. >> number one, mr. speaker. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, this morning i had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others, and in addition to my duties in the cells i shall have further such meetings later today. >> thank you, mr. speaker. is it right that a mother and my contingency may not -- confirmed by his minister, her son serving in her majesty's armed forces -- [inaudible] >> the reforms to housing benefit that we're putting in place, and i'm happy to look at the case of the honorable lady says -- [shouting] >> but they have a very clear principle out of their hard. there are many people who don't have housing benefit, who cannot afford extra bedrooms, and we have to get control of housing benefits. we are now spending as the country 23 billion pounds on housing benefits and we have to get that budget under co
is determined to do. >> one of my constituents has learned that when the bedroom tax is introduced she will have 24 pounds a week to live on. she is so anxious about how she's going to manage. she is having cognitive behavior therapy. but her anxiety is totally understandable. does the prime minister agree with me that those who should be receiving the cognitive behavior therapy are the ones, namely his ministers, who think she could live on 24 pounds? >> i think the party opposite does have to address the fact that for 13 years in government they were perfectly content to have a housing benefit system for people who lived in private sector housing where there was no extra benefit for empty rooms. and i cannot understand why they count it unfair to have one rule for people who have the benefit of socializing with logan and another one for people in private sector accommodation. week after week the labour mps and the labour leader comes here of posing this benefit change, that benefit change, and everything we do to deal with the mess that they left. and then tell they can learn that they have to
raising tax rates? mr. obama makes news in his cbs interview. should scouting be open to gays? and byron pitts tells us how a killer once committed to a mental hospital got a permit by-to-buy 15 guns. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the f.b.i. has stormed an underground shelter today, shooting to death a kidnapper and freeing a five-year-old boy unharmed. the boy, whose first name is ethan, had been held for seven days outside midland city, alabama. the family allowed us to show you his picture. the police say that ethan was kidnapped last tuesday from a school bus by 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes who neighbors have described as belligerent. mark strassmann is on the scene with the breaking news tonight. mark? >> reporter: scott, here's what happened in the final minute. two muffled bangs could be heard behind me in the direction of the shelter. an ambulance that had been parked nearby since the start of the standoff raced up the hill. about a minute later, local deputies and f.b.i. agents were patting themselves on the
is there that he put spending cuts on the table. he asked them for them to be paired with tax increases as well. there is more good will than people realize. more agreement that we have such a big budget problem that will we're going to fire on all cylinders. we have to cut spending. frankly, we have raise more revenue. >> you're listening to the california program and our speakers are economic experts. we are discussing national, regional, and global economic challenges. you can find video online. there's a series of questions around employment and job growth. what what is your outlook on job growth? >> i will start. i think -- i will say i was here last year and i'm more optimistic this year than last year. we made a significant amount of progress. it looks like housing prices have started to turn the corner. if you look at household balance sheets we see that consumers have paid down that debt that weighed on them. i think there are reasons to be optimistic. i am fairly optimistic. i think we still have things weighing on us. i think the concern about, are we going to shoot ourselves in the
of the 16th amendment which gave congress the right to levee a federal personal income tax. and this was the first form for filers when the filing deadline was march 1st instead of april 15th and the top tax rate was, get this, 6% on incomes over half a million dollars. now, the original tax act, the piece of legislation was just 15 pages long. to more than 73,000 pages with all the rulings and regulations. now, we can't get rates back to the 1913 levels, but can we try to get back to something simple, straight forward and honest that, once again, would fit on 15 pages. the correct answer to the gps challenge question was "c," the new york fed said at last check 6,700 tons of gold in their vault. that is more than half million bars of the stuff and by our calculations, that's more than $300 billion worth of gold sitting below street level in lower manhattan. all of it is owned by the u.s. government, federal government or the fed's central banks none by the fed itself. by the way, storage is free, but you have to pay to move your gold in and out. so, we'll send you a bill,
for about eight months now. but it to best way to a budget -- a balanced budget would be reinstating the tax on wall street transactions. there are quadrillions of dollars in turnover and a 1% tax would generate trillions of dollars in revenue. host: talk about your retirement strategy a little bit. host: there is not -- caller: there is none. that is the point. average people are in the same kind of predicament, not knowing what -- what do they call it? they want to have stability and predictability. where is it? host: when it comes to yourself, have you put anything away? caller: ipad, but it is all gone now. i would like to see a national infrastructure project. we could put people to work. host: steve from twitter -- host: next we're going to charlie. mississippi, independent line. caller: good morning. i am from jackson, where the capital is. i retired in 2009. it is a good thing. i was a civil servant. now in the state house there is legislation where some young republicans want to phase out our state retirement program for civil servants. house bill 486 allows people to just elect, if
for business.com. and see why our low taxes, sensible regulations, and fair legal system are just the thing to get your business moving. >> bill: that ad is running in most large california cities and of course is very controversial. joining us now from fort worth, texas. brook rollins. promotes free enterprise in that state from. san francisco, chief legal officer at virtual fan network and digital media company. joe, we begin with you. this is -- they are trying to poach business from your state, take them out and they have the stats to back it up, joe. >> well, i don't know about that i mean, california created more jobs last year than texas, oregon, and west virginia combined. but, i do want to thank the governor for spending his $24,000 here in california. my personal opinion it probably would have been better spent with the boys to men campaign. the reality is california is never going to compete with texas on oil production and natural gas production. the same way texas is not going to be able to compete with california, northern california with entrepreneurialism and culture for inn
want a professional experienced law enforcement officer that you pay taxes for to be there to take fishing prints to look at what's going on to find any clues. was it forced entry or somebody who had the keys to your house he wants to start solving the crimes. hello 911. i am just going to take a report. my how the just got burglarized you are going to take a report. >> what message does this send to the burglar as soon as>> alarm is going no big deal they are going to take a report. let me find the jewelry cabinet. >> this opens up the officers to cover the more serious crimes. >> look, if you are talking a lewd phone call, they are correct. if you are talking about a robbery. forceable taking of your property. that means someone grabbed you around the throat and took your property. someone put a weapon at you. that's something a live human police officer should be there. if someone broke into your garage and stole your collection of baseball cards and there's an attempted sexual assault, obviously we want the police there. this remind me of new york city in the mid 80s we didn't
the reduction of tax loopholes. >> they recognize that the sequester is a bad idea, but what they suggested is that the only way to replace it now is for us to cut social security, cut medicare, and not close a single loophole, not raise any additional revenue from the wealthiest americans or corporations that have a lot of lawyers and accountants who are able to maneuver and manage and work and game the system. and i have to tell you, if that's an argument that they want to have before the court of public opinion, that is an argument i'm more than willing to engage in. >> joining me now is nobel prize winning economist paul krugman. he's a professor of economics at princeton university and author of the book, "end this depression now" which is now available in paperback. professor krugman, you know what i do, i take notes. i'm going to be over here taking notes. i want to get your reaction to what the president said today about his eagerness for a big deal with republicans and what are the possibilities there? >> well, okay. i believe there is no possibility. >> exactly what i thought. >>
the technology cost but many companies in idaho are discovering it actually can increase their tax bills. software is tangible property regardless of how it is transferred to the customer. idaho the most recent state to tax cloud services. and according to a new survey, young adults are now facing stress levels that are higher than the national average. this is a survey done by the american psychological association and finds 18 to 33-year-olds reporte report beid by health care provider they have depression or anxiety disorder more than any other age group. they also say stress has kept them awake at night in the past month. topping the list of sources of stress, work, money, the economy, the usual, i guess. dagen: suck it up. connell: somebody is making up $200 million richer. the $270 million powerball ticket was sold last night, the winner has yet to come forward. the lucky winner has 180 days to collect and they will make the name public. dagen: a quarter past the hour, stocks down every 15 minutes, nicole petallides at the new york stock exchange with news on apple. nicole: we have
of a tax -- of disclosure. michael bennett, senator from colorado, happens to be a brother of our editor in chief, james bennett. you would think that would be great access, but it is a hurdle. they do not dislike each other, but they are so careful about not mingling interests of what got you here today was the talk about immigration. i thought about getting all of you together, but you have slightly different takes. you are a member of the group of eight. maybe it is not a group of 7.5, depending how senator menendez is doing. >> we will see. >> in the question of how the white house -- even today, the president said at the democratic house retreat that he is heartened by democrats and republicans both seem to take this seriously. politics may not be easy. there are regional variations in the country. there is youth and dynamism. i love you in your group of eight role. also sharing your work with the colorado compact. talk about the michael bennett vision of what we need to do to achieve immigration reform. >> if i can, let me take you to colorado on this issue. that is where my intere
. twitter is not alone. other major u.s. companies are reporting cyber at tax. what's behind all of this? an expert coming up. >>> a man tasered right in front of buckingham palace. why police say they needed to stop him from reaching the gates. jenna: quick look for you now at some of the stories coming up new next hour including this one. the week really getting off to a snowy start for people across the midwest. we'll take a look where the latest blast is heading next. >>> also a big show of force as the united states and south korea kick off a new round of war games but there are rising concerns that north korea is preparing for a new nuclear test that has a lot of folks worried. >>> scientists say a skelton found under an english parking lot is indeed that of the king richard the iii. jon: what? jenna: come on. how they solved a 500-year-old mystery they say and what the remains may tell us how the ruler died. a parking lot. jon: what is he doing under there? huh. a frightening scene right right now side buckingham palace in london. guards were forced to use a taser to stop a guy ar
these automatic cuts. it would involve tax increases by enclosing tax loopholes and spending cuts. republicans are apparently planning to reoffer legislation in the past that would cut the federal work force. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington, thank you. >>> well, the senate armed services committee has postponed a vote on chuck hagel, president obama's choice to replace pea any ta. the committee wants more information about hagel's finances. >>> and news that the postal service is cutting back mail delivery to five days a week is not sitting well in rural areas of the country or with letter carriers but the post master carrier said it's a choice the service had to make. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: no more mail on saturdays. to save money, the u.s. postal service is ending saturday first-class mail delivery beginning in august. many customers saw this day coming. >> i think it's probably long overdue because they've been having so many budget issues. >> i've been doing everything online for a really long time so i don't think it's necessarily going impact my world. >> r
and tax payers and maryland still have to pay for their pension paired >> abc 7 has confirmed that former anne arundel county executive jonathan leopold is the latest maryland lawmaker to be convicted of misconduct in office and still be allowed to collect a pension. richard reeve to explain why this is happening. >> we often hear about the scandals but not about the pensions that convicted politicians collect. jonathan leopold is not alone. one state delegate refuses to close that a legal loophole. anne arundel county executive jonathan leopold convicted last weekend of misconduct will still get a pension check from taxpayers. $30,000 per year for the rest of his life. jack johnson former prince george's county executive, will continue to get his pension. $50,000 per year, even though he is in federal prison for extortion and bribery. remember the wiretap that caught him telling him to tell this life to hide cash in her underwear? and former baltimore mayor sheila dixon who stole give cards its $83,000 per year. >> it does piss me off. >> republican delegate -- decided to pass a law str
property and income taxes, addressing infrastructure, and addressing the city's long-term liabilities. the mayor says she will get more specific about what cuts will be made during her state of the city address next week. if you'd like to take a closer look at our report, you can go to our website, wbaltv.com. >> president obama is hoping to get more democrats to support his second term plans. a push that came through annapolis today. he addressed senate democrats at a closed-door retreat. he delivered a preview of next week's state of the union speech in hopes of getting more lawmakers to back his efforts to reform medicare and immigration as well as his budget plans and assault weapons ban. today we learned florida senator marco rubio will deliver the republican response to the president's address. he has been touted as the potential presidential candidate in 2016. lawmakersican mullica have revealed their plans. the plan calls for a reduction in the federal work force through attrition and a pay freeze for members of congress. sponsors of the bill say it would delay sequestration f
a chance to earn their way through citizenship by paying taxes, establishing they are no threat to america by their background and meet the basic standards we require. >> both sides appear to be willing to get the job done he cautioned if the plan does not include border security at that point it may not get done. >> the right kind of bill will benefit both parties president obama will get the achievement he fail to do deliver on in the first term and republicans can put the issue bind them. a bad bill will hurt the country. >> rove's success with immigration reform will be president obama how he accepts or declines or will he go with his own plan which may prove to be problematic for conservatives on capitol hill. >> thanks so much, kelly. >>> check out the weather today. we have got the first degree weather update with maria molina. >> some cities waking up with snow on the ground. >> yeah, a couple snow showers through the northeast. a pretty nice start to your morning for early february. it's winter. we are looking at temperatures not too far away from where they should be this time of
taxes. 3 hours from now president obama will speak about his faith in washington. 3,000 religious and community leaders from 140 countries are expected to attend as well as joe biden and first lady michelle obama. every president since identifies enhour has attended that event. that is your 5@5:00. >>> just hours before the face of the drone program john brennan faces tough questions during a senate confirmation hearing. president obama backtracks agreeing to show congress justifying the use of drones to kill americans. good morning peter. >> good morning, heather. basically what happened here is the president has come out and he has said all of the information about drones -- excuse me. he made a last minute decision to show congress the secret documents that gives him the authority to target and kill americans. all right starting from scratch here. all of the new information we got this week about the criteria required for the u.s. government to decide if one of its citizens abroad should be the target of a drone attack came from a justice department now president obama is telli
. but coming up with a limited package of spending cuts and tax reforms. nearly $1 trillion of domestic and defense spending hanging in the balance, the president said the impact is already being felt. >> we've also seen the effects of political dysfunction can have on our economic progress. the drawn out process for resolving the fiscal cliff hurt consumer confidence. the threat of massive automatic cuts have already strt r staart affect business decisions. so while it's critical to cut wasteful spending, we can't just cut our way to prosperity. there is no reason that the jobs of thousands of americans who work in national security or education or clean energy, not to mention the growth of the entire economy should be put in jeopardy just because folks in washington couldn't come together or eliminate a few special interest tax loopholes or government programs that we agree need some reform. >> house speaker john boehner responded with a statement reading "republicans have twice voted replace these arbitrary cuts with common-sense cuts and reforms that protect our national defense. we
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